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Cardano’s Algorithmic Stablecoin DJED to Launch in January 2023

Shahaf Bar-Geffen – CEO of COTI, a stablecoin development company – revealed the launch date for Cardano’s new algorithmic stablecoin at Cardano Summit on Monday.  After a successful audit, the over-collateralized DJED token will go live in January 2023. What is DJED? DJED is Cardano’s attempt to create a price-stable digital asset backed by ADA – the network’s native cryptocurrency.  By sending ADA to a given smart contract address on Cardano, users will receive the same...

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Circle Announces Euro Coin (EUROC) Expansion to Solana Blockchain

USDC issuer Circle announced plans to expand native support of its Euro-backed stablecoin – Euro Coin (EUROC) –  to the Solana blockchain in the first half of 2023. Sheraz Shere, Head of Payments at Solana Labs, said the availability of EUROC on Solana will set the scene for new use cases for instant foreign exchange, offering optionality for traders with a new base currency while enabling lending and borrowing with the stablecoin. FTX to Support Euro Coin’s Deposits and...

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Lebanese Embrace Bitcoin and Tether Amid Total Economic Crash

The hyperinflation, the collapse of the local banking system, and the significant depreciation of the currency prompted numerous Lebanese residents to embrace cryptocurrencies, including stablecoins. Some locals have also focused on bitcoin mining since they can use cheap hydropower from rivers and generate “fresh dollars.” What Triggered the Collapse? Lebanon, considered one of the most developed countries in the Middle East before the 1970s, currently struggles with...

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Crypto’s Rapid Growth Pushed Canada to Speed up Regulations

The Canadian government will begin consultations on cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, and CBDCs. The ruling body maintained that such assets should function under strict supervision since they could facilitate illicit operations and pose “a challenge to democratic institutions.” Crypto is Among the Budget’s Priorities As disclosed in its mini-budget 2022, Canada’s federal government will aim to impose rules on the local cryptocurrency sector. The officials started a series of...

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Huobi Announces Global Delisting of Native Stablecoin HUSD

Seychelles-based crypto exchange Huobi will no longer support trades for its native stablecoin, HUSD. Users with funds stored in that token will have their assets auto-converted into USDT – the world’s largest stablecoin – at a 1:1 ratio.  In an announcement on Thursday, the exchange explained that the delisting is “in compliance with Article 11 of Huobi Global Token Management Rules.” The article gives Huobi Global the right to inspect its project team at any time fo reasons...

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Monitoring Crypto Whales: Korean Regulators With New Legislation (Report)

South Korea’s top monetary regulator – the Financial Service Commission (FSC) – thinks cryptocurrencies and stablecoins could facilitate money-laundering activities. As such, it will reportedly closely monitor the actions of the country’s largest crypto holders (those who own over $70,000 worth of digital assets). According to a local coverage, the Financial Intelligence Unit (a division of the FSC) will oversee the transactions of South Korea’s crypto whales. The regulator...

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Bitcoin Outperformed NFTs, US Stocks in Q3 But Not USD: CoinGecko Report

The crypto industry showed a mild recovery in Q3 after taking a significant plunge amid volatile conditions over the first half of 2022.  According to the latest quarterly report published by cryptocurrency aggregator CoinGecko, the overall crypto market cap increased by 6.5%, about $100 billion, in Q3 compared to Q2. Bitcoin Outperformed Other Assets  Despite having a choppy Q3, BTC outperformed every asset class except the U.S. dollar Index, which measures the exchange rate...

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How Stablecoin Exchange Flows Could Signal The Next Bull Market: Analysis

When stablecoins are sent to exchanges in large quantities, it is usually a signal that institutions are preparing to buy. It has not happened yet, as stablecoins such as USDC have been leaving exchanges as the bear market deepens. On Oct. 8, CryptoQuant CEO Ki Young Ju observed that 94% of the USDC supply is off exchanges, and a large portion of it is held by traditional finance institutions. “The next Bitcoin parabolic bull run might begin when massive USDC flows into...

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MakerDAO to Move $500 Million Into U.S. Treasuries and Bonds

The decentralized stablecoin protocol MakerDAO has committed to converting $500 Million of its DAI reserves into bonds and U.S. treasuries.  This marks the decentralized autonomous organization (DAO)’s the first investment in high-quality government debt.  As MakerDAO explained over Twitter, MKR holders voted to deploy its peg stability module’s USDC on liquid bonds, using its recently created real-world asset Maker Vault. The allocation will consist of 20% investment-grade...

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Argentinian UFC Fighter Cannetti to Receive Salary in USDC

Guido Cannetti – an Argentinian mixed martial artist who competes in the UFC – partnered with the crypto-focused payment company Bitwage to become its ambassador. In addition, he will start receiving all his earnings in the stablecoin USDC instead of fiat currency. ‘USDC is Safer’ In a recent announcement, Bitwage said it is “thrilled” to collaborate with Cannetti. Using the platform, the athlete, known as “El Ninja,” will get 100% of his salary in USDC via the Stellar...

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